Senior Nurse – Albion Mill – Blackburn, Lancashire

Senior Nurse – Albion Mill

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Blackburn, Lancashire


As an integrated Mental Health, Learning Disability and Community Trust, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including:

  • Primary and secondary mental health care for children and adults including specialist inpatient child and adolescent mental health provision, perinatal mental health, forensic services including low and medium secure care.
  • Specialist community support for children and adults with learning disabilities and autism, including intensive support.
  • Community physical health and well-being services for children and adults.

The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites. The organisation offers opportunities for medics, mental health and general nurses, allied health professionals, Psychology, administration and clerical staff, apprentices and volunteers.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust supports flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks.

For more information about  Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT


Job overview

Are you an enthusiastic experienced nurse with a passion for providing and developing high quality coordinated health, care and community services for local people? We may have the opportunity you are looking for. Exciting opportunities are now available to work in a purpose built rehabilitation and nursing unit – Albion Mill in Blackburn, which is based within a brand new ‘state of the art’ facility which also offers Extra Care Accommodation and a vibrant Community Hub. 

Using your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will develop excellent working relationships with a range of health, care and community partners and expertly attend regular multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure local people and patients achieve positive outcomes.

We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, motivated and creative individuals who can join our vibrant team. An ability to work independently, be a positive role model and demonstrate the Trust’s values is essential.

Applicants are required to have a relevant professional qualification and relevant experience of working with adults including undertaking case management, care co-ordination and multi-disciplinary team working. 

We look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your new role.

Main duties of the job

To provide professional leadership to Albion Mill nursing staff and to facilitate a culture of learning and reflective practice.

To assume continuous responsibility for appropriate deployment and supervision of staff for the effective management of patients within Albion Mill.

To support the Team Manager and deputise in their absence, when required.

To provide clinical leadership in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of high quality evidence based nursing care to patients and to ensure that the care needs of the patients are met.

To provide direct clinical care to patients with identified specialist or complex needs.

To work in collaboration with healthcare staff across LSCFT and external agencies to support the needs of the patients.

Working for our organisation

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • First level registered nurse with NMC registration
  • Educated to or on degree level pathway or equivalent experience
  • Experience supervising students on placement


Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills
  • Sound knowledge of clinical governance and risk management


Essential criteria
  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency working
  • Undertaking complex assessments and the planning and evaluation of care packages
  • Skilled in empowering and coaching staff to manage day to day issues themselves

Please note that further communication from Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) will normally be to the email address given on the application form. You should also ensure that email addresses and telephone numbers are provided for your referees, to enable LSCFT to contact them.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

For all posts which require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check please be aware of the Disclosure & Barring Service Code of Practice, a copy of which is available by logging on to the DBS website. If the post is subject to DBS disclosure, a charge will be made to the successful candidate(s).

You are advised to consider applying for LSCFT vacancies as soon as possible as in some instances vacancies are closed as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you are not invited to interview within three weeks of the closing date then please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful, as it is not possible to contact all unsuccessful candidates.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Care is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We actively challenge discrimination and welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability (especially those with experience of accessing mental health, or Learning Disability Services or caring for someone who has accessed mental health services or Learning Disability Services), ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Our goal is for the Trust to be truly representative of the communities we serve so we are particularly keen to receive applications from people in under-represented groups. The organisation is proud to be listed as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers and our HR department holds the Lancashire LGBT Quality Mark. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marie Westwell
Job title
Nurse Team Manager
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
Additional information

Janine Shepherd – [email protected]


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